Lamina Is Running Length Web Patents (Class 156/302)
  • Patent number: 10299521
    Abstract: A method for manufacturing and folding a gown which increases manufacturing efficiency and consistency and decreases the time to manufacture. Additionally, the method includes folding a gown for packaging which will allow a person to don the gown with minimal contact with the outer portions of the gown.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 8, 2017
    Date of Patent: May 28, 2019
    Assignee: Curt G. Joa, Inc.
    Inventors: Todd M. Wolf, Jeffrey W. Fritz, Jon Allen Pelland
  • Patent number: 10253562
    Abstract: A blind co-used sheet includes a vertical first blind sheet, a vertical second blind sheet, transverse double-layered blind sheets sown between the first and second blind sheets and fixing plate assemblies for securely holding front ends of the transverse double-layered blind sheets. The transverse double-layered blind sheets can be turned from a transverse state into a vertical state and used as a vertical blind. Alternatively, the transverse double-layered blind sheets can be 90-degree turned back from the vertical state into the transverse state and used as a Shangri-la blind. Two sides of the transverse double-layered blind sheet have upward and downward extending sunshade sections, which can overlap each other. A sunshade sheet is disposed in the transverse double-layered blind sheet to locate the blind sheets.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 9, 2017
    Date of Patent: April 9, 2019
    Inventor: Tser Wen Chou
  • Patent number: 9144624
    Abstract: A method for dwelling a portion of a web is disclosed. A web can be conveyed at a first velocity by an apparatus comprising a first traversing guide and a second traversing guide operatively connected in a fixed spatial relationship. The first traversing guide and the second traversing guide can be moveable from a start position in a substantially linear path. The first traversing guide and the second traversing guide can be moved in a first direction at a second velocity equal to about one half the first velocity for a dwell time. One or more processing stations can bond the at least two layers of the web. The first traversing guide and the second traversing guide can be accelerated and decelerated in a second direction opposite the first direction until the first traversing guide and the second traversing guide are returned to the start position in a return time.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 14, 2014
    Date of Patent: September 29, 2015
    Assignee: The Procter & Gamble Company
    Inventors: Uwe Schneider, Paul Anthony Kawka
  • Publication number: 20150114457
    Abstract: This disclosure generally relates to films capable of use in a flexible photovoltaic solar module, rolls of films capable of use in a flexible photovoltaic solar module, processes of making the films and rolls of films, to flexible photovoltaic solar modules including such films, and to methods of making flexible solar modules. One exemplary process involves providing at least two discrete segments of a multilayer barrier film and placing a segment of protective layer adjacent to two of the adjacent discrete segments of multilayer barrier film such that the first and second terminal edges of the segment of protective layer span the gap between the discrete segments of barrier film to form a continuous film.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 1, 2012
    Publication date: April 30, 2015
    Applicant: 3M Innovative Properties Company
    Inventors: Mark D. Weigel, Michael D. Delmore, Dennis M. Brunner, Andrew T. Ruff
  • Patent number: 8999098
    Abstract: A method of preparing pre-impregnated (pre-preg) material is provided. The method comprises treating a first surface of a backing with a corona discharge to enhance surface adhesion and applying the pre-preg material to the treated surface of the backing to form a pre-preg material with backing.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 5, 2010
    Date of Patent: April 7, 2015
    Assignee: Orbital ATK, Inc.
    Inventor: Peter G. Turner
  • Patent number: 8992714
    Abstract: A method produces adhesive tapes which are adhesive at least on one side, wherein an adhesive tape web, in which the at least one adhesive side is covered by a first liner, is guided into a cutting device in which a total of N individual adhesive tape strips located next to one another are produced in the machine direction from the adhesive tape web. Every other adhesive tape strip is removed from the first liner and is applied to a second liner in each case having a spacing a between the individual adhesive tape strips. The liners are cut between the adhesive tape strips located on the first liner and on the second liner, and the individual adhesive tapes, together with the liner strips, are wound up in a total of X rolls in a form of an Archimedean spiral.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 1, 2011
    Date of Patent: March 31, 2015
    Assignee: tesa SE
    Inventors: Michael Tach, Bruce Dirk Ehlers, Markus Gabriel, Christian Fröhlich
  • Patent number: 8992715
    Abstract: An embodiment of the present invention provides a method for manufacturing a composite preform from tape material, including feeding a tape section into a tape section guide that suspends the tape across a tooling surface, moving at least one of the tape section guide and the tooling surface relative to each other to position the tape section at a desired location and orientation relative to the tooling surface, moving the tape section toward a pre-existing tape section disposed on the tooling surface, and tacking the tape section to the pre-existing tape section. A corresponding apparatus for manufacturing composite preforms is also disclosed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 27, 2013
    Date of Patent: March 31, 2015
    Assignee: Dieffenbacher GmbH Maschinen-und Anlagenbau
    Inventors: David R. Cramer, Neal J. Beidleman, Colin R. Chapman, Don O. Evans, Michael K. Passmore, Michael L. Skinner
  • Patent number: 8940385
    Abstract: The present invention relates to films with reinforced borders and edges which have a lower risk of the edges tearing during processing, to a method for producing such films, to a device for producing such films and to the use of such films.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 8, 2008
    Date of Patent: January 27, 2015
    Assignee: Duo-Plast AG
    Inventor: Norbert Jäger
  • Patent number: 8888943
    Abstract: A method of transferring a plurality of metal foil labels from a metal foil strip onto a continuous film liner in spaced apart juxtapositions, the method comprising placing metal foil strips onto a continuous web to form an assembly of the strips and the web, feeding the foil strip assembly through a compression roller module, and then feeding the foil strip assembly to a rotary die cutting module to cut through said metal foil strip and portions of said web to form a plurality of metal foil labels.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 27, 2012
    Date of Patent: November 18, 2014
    Assignee: Metalcraft, Inc.
    Inventors: Paul A. Degen, James A. Miller
  • Patent number: 8828179
    Abstract: The invention discloses a compound paper sticking process for lithium ion battery fuses, which comprises the following steps: a compound paper tape formed by the composite of square compound paper and L-shaped compound paper is prepared; a compound paper tape is installed on a semi-automatic compound paper sticking machine; the semi-automatic compound paper sticking machine is started and the compound paper tape moves forward; the semi-automatic compound paper sticking machine stops moving when the compound paper tape moves to working position; operators stick battery fuses on the compound paper of the compound paper tape; the semi-automatic compound paper sticking machine is started and the compound paper of the tape with battery fuse moves forward; the operators take down the battery fuse moved to a rewinding shaft at the other end of the semi-automatic compound paper sticking machine; the compound paper of battery fuse is shaped manually.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 21, 2012
    Date of Patent: September 9, 2014
    Assignee: Dongguan NVT Technology Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Johnny Wei, Skipper Zhu, Hellen Zhou
  • Patent number: 8815042
    Abstract: A method for manufacturing a hip panel for a disposable absorbent article includes feeding a web to a cutting apparatus. The web is cut at a first location with the cutting apparatus to form a curved lower edge of the hip panel. The web is cut at a second location with the cutting apparatus to form a curved upper edge of the hip panel. The curved lower edge and the curved upper edge are substantially identical with respect to each other.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 13, 2011
    Date of Patent: August 26, 2014
    Assignee: Kimberly-Clark Worldwide, Inc.
    Inventors: Melissa Christine Putzer, Gary Lee Travis
  • Patent number: 8795258
    Abstract: The urisheath provided here includes an element of thin material (a strip) that allows at least two lengths of it to run in a parallel fashion down either side of the sheath. The is obtained by injection molding the strip in liquid silicone in the silicone injection molding process for the urisheath, either by one, two or more component injection molding. The injection molding takes place in an injection molding form for a urisheath with a cavity for the body portion and a cavity for the strip portion wherein the cavity for the body portion is connected to the cavity for the strip portion creating an attachment zone between the strip and the sheath.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 28, 2007
    Date of Patent: August 5, 2014
    Assignee: Coloplast A/S
    Inventors: Henrik Lindenskov Nielsen, Johan Christiansson, Peter Persson
  • Patent number: 8741018
    Abstract: An air filter cartridge is provided including an air filter media construction having a first, outlet end, flow face and an opposite, second, inlet end, flow face. The filter media construction has fluted media secured to a facing media sheet. The filter media is closed to flow of unfiltered air completely therethrough. A centerboard is provided. The centerboard has a media portion embedded within the media construction. The centerboard has first and second opposite sides. The media portion that is embedded within the media defines an aperture arrangement extending completely through the centerboard from the first side to the second side. An adhering sealant secures the centerboard to the media construction. At least some adhering sealant extends through the aperture arrangement.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 28, 2013
    Date of Patent: June 3, 2014
    Assignee: Donaldson Company, Inc.
    Inventors: Mark Belcher, Matthew A. Kalis
  • Publication number: 20140110052
    Abstract: A method of attaching a discrete article to a web being conveyed over a carrier member is disclosed. The method comprises providing a transfer assembly comprising a transfer member comprising a transfer surface, engaging the discrete article with the transfer surface, providing a resilient member on the carrier member or on the transfer surface, applying, using the transfer surface, a portion of the discrete article to a portion of the web when the portion of the web moves over a portion of the resilient member, and applying a force to the portion of the discrete article, the portion of the web, and the portion of the resilient member during the first applying step to attach the portion of the discrete article to the portion of the web.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 22, 2013
    Publication date: April 24, 2014
    Applicant: The Procter & Gamble Company
    Inventors: Daniel Patrick FINDLEY, Uwe SCHNEIDER, Kazuki FUKUSHIMA, Ronald Joseph ZINK, Clifford Theodore PAPSDORF, Jasmine Marie BROWNE, Todd Douglas LENSER, Kazuya OGAWA
  • Patent number: 8608889
    Abstract: A method of handling an adhesive laminate, wherein the adhesive laminate is provided releasably adhered to a first web, comprising a plurality of cut or punched sections and wherein adjacent sections of the adhesive laminate remain joined to one another in the longitudinal direction of the web through one or more tie points. A first supporting structure and a second supporting structure adjacent to the first supporting structure are provided. The first web is led over the first supporting structure. A second web is provided and led over the second supporting structure, wherein the second web is oriented such that the release surface of the second web faces the first supporting structure.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 8, 2006
    Date of Patent: December 17, 2013
    Assignee: 3M Innovative Properties Company
    Inventors: John M. Sever, Gordon P. Knutson
  • Patent number: 8563104
    Abstract: Laminated rolls of sealed graphite pouches and methods for making the same are provided. The laminated roll can include a first substrate having a length and a plurality of sealed pouches disposed on the substrate at predetermined intervals along its length. Each sealed pouch can include a graphite sheet having first and second sides, the first side affixed to the substrate, and a second substrate affixed to at least the second side of the graphite sheet and to a portion of the substrate to fully seal the graphite sheet within an enclosed space. In one embodiment, the roll of sealed graphite sheet pouches can be fixed to a roll of another substrate in a roll-to-roll fashion and the combined rolls can be cut into discrete portions for use in a particular application. For example, the roll of the other substrate can be a roll of enhanced spectral reflector (ESR).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 27, 2012
    Date of Patent: October 22, 2013
    Assignee: Apple Inc.
    Inventors: Benjamin Rappoport, Derek Wright
  • Patent number: 8545664
    Abstract: A tape applying device for applying electrically conductive tape onto a board includes: a applying head for pressing the conductive tape; a tape holding unit including a reel section having a feed reel for feeding the conductive tape laminated with a separator and a wind-up reel to which the separator is to be wound up, and a tape guide section for guiding the conductive tape along with the separator to a position of pressing by the applying head; and a base section which has a tape guide driving unit for moving up and down the tape guide section, and to and from which the tape holding unit is fittable and removable. The tape guide section, while in a fitted state of being fitted to the base section, is separated from the reel section and moved up and down by driving force of the tape guide driving unit.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 25, 2011
    Date of Patent: October 1, 2013
    Assignee: Panasonic Corporation
    Inventor: Kozo Odawara
  • Patent number: 8540839
    Abstract: Resealable multi-ply labels are made from webs along an inline press that include a base label ply and an overlaminate for capturing onserts between them. The base label plies carry an adhesive layer on the bottom surface for mounting the resealable multi-ply labels to articles. The base plies each include a hinge area, an attachment area, a tab area, and an intermediate area separating the hinge area from the attachment area. The overlaminates form permanent bonds with both the hinge areas and the tab areas of the base plies and form reusable bonds with the attachment areas of the base plies. The permanently bonded tab areas of the base plies provide access for releasing the overlaminates from the attachment areas of the base plies and exposing the onserts.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 22, 2012
    Date of Patent: September 24, 2013
    Assignee: WS Packaging Group, Inc.
    Inventors: Robert C. Zietlow, Patrick A. Young
  • Patent number: 8414729
    Abstract: An embodiment of the present invention provides a method for manufacturing a composite preform from tape material, including feeding a tape section into a tape section guide that suspends the tape across a tooling surface, moving at least one of the tape section guide and the tooling surface relative to each other to position the tape section at a desired location and orientation relative to the tooling surface, moving the tape section toward a pre-existing tape section disposed on the tooling surface, and tacking the tape section to the pre-existing tape section. A corresponding apparatus for manufacturing composite preforms is also disclosed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 30, 2012
    Date of Patent: April 9, 2013
    Assignee: Fiberforge Corporation
    Inventors: David R. Cramer, Neal J. Beidleman, Colin R. Chapman, Don O. Evans, Michael K. Passmore, Michael L. Skinner
  • Patent number: 8361182
    Abstract: An air filter cartridge is provided including an air filter media construction having a first, outlet end, flow face and an opposite, second, inlet end, flow face. The filter media construction includes fluted media secured to a facing media sheet. The filter media is closed to flow of unfiltered air completely therethrough. A centerboard is provided. The centerboard has a media portion embedded within the media construction. The centerboard has first and second opposite sides. The media portion that is embedded within the media defines an aperture arrangement extending completely through the centerboard from the first side to the second side. An adhering sealant secures the centerboard to the media construction. At least some adhering sealant extends through the aperture arrangement.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 21, 2010
    Date of Patent: January 29, 2013
    Assignee: Donaldson Company, Inc.
    Inventors: Mark Belcher, Matthew A. Kalis
  • Patent number: 8357135
    Abstract: A method of making a plurality of diaper side panels (10, 12) from a continuous strip (40). The strip (40) comprises a central region (42), a first lateral region (44), a second lateral region (46), a first set of fasteners (36) anchored to the first lateral region (44), and a second set of fasteners (38) anchored to the second lateral region (46). The strip (40) is separated in the machine direction (M) to form a first set of the side panels (10) and a second set of the side panels (12), so that the side panels (10) each include a fastener (36) from the first set and the side panels (12) each include a fastener (38) from the second set.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 19, 2007
    Date of Patent: January 22, 2013
    Assignee: Avery Dennison Corporation
    Inventors: Bart de Dier, Ad van Hooijdonk
  • Patent number: 8226793
    Abstract: The invention concerns a process for producing an analytical tape for liquid samples in which a rollable transport tape is provided with test fields that are spaced apart in the direction of the tape for analyzing the liquid samples. A multilayered test label tape is prefabricated from at least a detection film and an adhesive tape and subsequently the test fields are transferred as self-adhesive test labels from the test label tape onto the transport tape.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 6, 2005
    Date of Patent: July 24, 2012
    Assignee: Roche Diagnostics Operations, Inc.
    Inventors: Volker Zimmer, Joachim Hoenes, Werner Ruhl
  • Patent number: 8168029
    Abstract: An embodiment of the present invention provides a method for manufacturing a composite preform from tape material, including feeding a tape section into a tape section guide that suspends the tape across a tooling surface, moving at least one of the tape section guide and the tooling surface relative to each other to position the tape section at a desired location and orientation relative to the tooling surface, moving the tape section toward a pre-existing tape section disposed on the tooling surface, and tacking the tape section to the pre-existing tape section. A corresponding apparatus for manufacturing composite preforms is also disclosed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 3, 2011
    Date of Patent: May 1, 2012
    Assignee: Fiberforge Corporation
    Inventors: David R. Cramer, Neal J. Beidleman, Colin R. Chapman, Don O. Evans, Michael K. Passmore, Michael L. Skinner
  • Patent number: 8083886
    Abstract: An object of the present invention is to simplify the production steps and achieve efficient use of optical film webs in a case of producing an optical film laminate having three or more layers of optical films laminated together. A method of producing optical film laminates by cutting a laminate into a desired shape includes: cutting a first optical film web into first cut pieces along first cut lines; laminating the first cut pieces onto a second optical film web to form a laminate film; cutting the laminate film into second cut pieces along second cut lines; and laminating the second cut pieces onto a third optical film web. An angle of the first cut lines is determined to have the first cut lines crossing the optical axis of the first optical film web at a predetermined angle, and an interval of the first cut lines is determined to have the width of the second optical film web substantially equal to the width of the first cut pieces.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 29, 2009
    Date of Patent: December 27, 2011
    Assignee: Nitto Denko Corporation
    Inventor: Daisuke Kumagai
  • Patent number: 8070896
    Abstract: A method for making an illustrated card has providing a cardboard with at least one printed layer and ornamentation; positioning one ornamentation on one of the adhesive portions; pressing the ornamentation toward the adhesive portion; and repeating positioning one ornamentation on one of the adhesive portions and pressing the ornamentation toward the adhesive portion. The illustrated card allows users especially children to make the illustrated card by themselves and children can be trained to arrange the ornamentation with different colors for improving chromatological and fine-motor skills.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 19, 2009
    Date of Patent: December 6, 2011
    Inventor: Teng-Kuei Chen
  • Patent number: 8057628
    Abstract: The invention relates to a complex section (1) consisting of a metal section (2) covered with a metal foil (3). It is characterized in that the foil (3) has a higher surface hardness than the section (2) and in that the foil (3) adheres to the section (2) at all points on one of its faces. It also relates to a method of coating sections (2), which consists in conveying them, one after another, in successively applying to them, after shaping, a continuous strip (5) of a material (3) for bonding it to each section, in order to cover it, characterized in that these sections (2) are conveyed with a gap between them, in that, after adhesion, the respective downstream (6 A) and upstream (7B) ends of two successive sections (2A, 2B) are identified and in that two separate cutting operations, according to their spacing, are carried out thereon.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 15, 2007
    Date of Patent: November 15, 2011
    Assignee: Profiline, Societe a Responsabilite Limitee
    Inventor: Denis Kipfer
  • Patent number: 8048253
    Abstract: An embodiment of the present invention provides a method for manufacturing a composite preform from tape material, including feeding a tape section into a tape section guide that suspends the tape across a tooling surface, moving at least one of the tape section guide and the tooling surface relative to each other to position the tape section at a desired location and orientation relative to the tooling surface, moving the tape section toward a pre-existing tape section disposed on the tooling surface, and tacking the tape section to the pre-existing tape section. A corresponding apparatus for manufacturing composite preforms is also disclosed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 24, 2008
    Date of Patent: November 1, 2011
    Assignee: Fiberforge Corporation
    Inventors: David R. Cramer, Neal J. Beidleman, Colin R. Chapman, Don O. Evans, Michael K. Passmore, Michael L. Skinner
  • Patent number: 8016971
    Abstract: A method of making an absorbent article with a waist relief area includes providing a web of outer cover material moving in a machine direction; cutting a plurality of first relief holes in the web of outer cover material; at least partially covering the plurality of first relief holes with an overlay material to define a fringe; and cutting the web of outer cover material in a cross-machine direction to define a plurality of discrete absorbent articles wherein each cut extends through each first relief hole. The fringe may be made from the waist elastic material, liner material, fastening material, or facing material. The fringe may also be cut with a plurality of second relief holes having an area smaller than the area of the first relief holes.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 15, 2008
    Date of Patent: September 13, 2011
    Assignee: Kimberly-Clark Worldwide, Inc,
    Inventors: Sara Jane Wille Stabelfeldt, Connie May McMorrow, John Timothy Hahn, Thomas Harold Roessler
  • Patent number: 8012296
    Abstract: In a process for making disposable wearing article, a composite web running in a machine direction is formed with a pair of rectilinear slits extending in a cross direction and a notch intersecting these paired slits. A region surrounded by these slits and notch is cut away from the composite web to form a gap. In a step before the composite web is formed with the gap, second fastener means supported on a fastener base sheet strip are engaged with the associated pair of first fastener means previously bonded to the composite web opposed to each other about the gap as viewed in the machine direction and thereby the fastener base sheet strip is attached to the composite web so as to stride over the gap.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 16, 2010
    Date of Patent: September 6, 2011
    Assignee: Uni-Charm Corporation
    Inventor: Kazuo Ukegawa
  • Patent number: 8007622
    Abstract: Apparatus and methods for manufacturing personal care absorbent articles. Such personal care absorbent article includes a fastening area in the front portion for receiving fastener material thereon. First and second fault lines are formed on opposing sides of the fastening area leaving uncut web portions at the fault lines during selected manufacturing operations, thus to support machine direction stresses on the front portion web, and subsequently trimming away such uncut web portions of the fault lines. Fastener material is applied over the first and second fault lines, thus bridging the fault lines. The fastener material is releasably secured to the fastening area, non-releasably secured to the front portion outwardly of the respective fault lines, and unsecured to the front portion between the fastening area and the fault lines thus to support a re-fastening feature of such personal care absorbent articles.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 29, 2008
    Date of Patent: August 30, 2011
    Assignee: Kimberly-Clark Worldwide, Inc.
    Inventors: Harold Norbert Heller, Donald Joseph Sanders, Paul Theodore Van Gompel, Lori Sue Schutkoske, Cindy Lou Price, Suzanne Marie Schmoker, Sarah Jane Marie Freiburger, Mary Anne Bruemmer-Prestley, Paul William Christoffel
  • Patent number: 8007623
    Abstract: Apparatus and methods are provided to allow for cutting a stretchable first web into segments and securing the segments to a second web. The apparatus includes an infeed rate adjustment apparatus, a tension control device, a cutting apparatus, and means for securing the segments to the second web. The infeed rate adjustment apparatus is sized and configured to adjust the speed of the infeed of the first web to the cutting apparatus to space apart the segments.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 27, 2009
    Date of Patent: August 30, 2011
    Assignee: Curt G. Joa, Inc.
    Inventor: Robert E Andrews
  • Patent number: 7967941
    Abstract: A laminate comprising aramid paper containing aramid fiber and aramid pulp and polyester film, the aramid paper and polyester film having been subjected to plasma surface treatment before laminating, wherein the aramid paper and polyester film are continuously bonded to each other. The disclosure is concerned with a process for manufacturing the laminate and an apparatus for manufacturing the laminate.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 25, 2008
    Date of Patent: June 28, 2011
    Assignees: Hitachi Engineering & Services Co., Ltd., Kawamura Sangyo Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Satoru Nakanishi, Kenichirou Tada, Miyoshi Yokura, Tetsuo Inoue
  • Patent number: 7951126
    Abstract: An absorbent article is disclosed in which an absorbent body intervenes between a liquid permeable front sheet and a back sheet. A middle-height portion is provided by thickening a front surface of an approximately center area of the absorbent body with respect to a standard portion absorbent body. The article includes leakage preventing grooves which extend to a longitudinal direction of the absorbent article are provided on both sides which sandwich a body fluid discharge portion area in the area of the middle-height portion, respectively.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 30, 2004
    Date of Patent: May 31, 2011
    Assignee: Daio Paper Corporation
    Inventors: Ayako Nanjyo, Yasuo Ido
  • Patent number: 7922858
    Abstract: There is described a method for applying foil material (200) onto successive sheets (S), especially sheets of securities. In a first step, individual sheets (S) are transported in succession along a sheet transport path. In a second step, at least one continuous band of foil material (200) is applied onto the individual sheets (S) along a direction substantially parallel to a direction of displacement of the individual sheets, thereby forming a continuous flow of sheets linked to one another by the said at least one continuous band of foil material (200). In a third step, the said at least one continuous band of foil material (200) is cut such that the continuous flow of sheets is again separated into individual sheets (S) with portions of foil material (200*) remaining on the sheet. The cutting is performed at positions located on the sheets (S) such that said portions of foil material (200*) remaining on the sheets do not extend beyond leading and trailing edges of the sheets (S).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 21, 2008
    Date of Patent: April 12, 2011
    Assignee: KBA-Giori S.A.
    Inventors: Johann Emil Eitel, Matthias Gygy, Kurt Georg Nagler
  • Patent number: 7918959
    Abstract: The disclosure relates to a method for the production of a diaper having a main part comprising a front region, a back region, and a crotch region located there between that comes to rest between the user's legs in the longitudinal direction, and side sections attached on both sides. The method is characterized in that a material web forming the side sections is supplied in the longitudinal direction; the material recesses for attaining an oblique course or contouring of the side sections are formed by placing an opening with a continuous circumferential edge in the material web; the material web is then divided in the longitudinal direction and said separation runs through the opening; sections are removed from the two partial webs transversely to the longitudinal direction in order to form the side sections to be applied on both sides; and the sections are attached to the respective back region and/or to the front region.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 23, 2009
    Date of Patent: April 5, 2011
    Assignee: Paul Hartmann AG
    Inventors: Fridmann Hornung, Ruediger Kesselmeier, Wolfgang Ostertag
  • Patent number: 7901533
    Abstract: A method and apparatus for making an RFID article such as a label, tag, ticket, envelope, carton, inlay, etc., including a microchip connected to a first antenna which is, in turn, electro-magnetically and coupled to a second antenna.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 28, 2007
    Date of Patent: March 8, 2011
    Assignee: Tamarack Products, Inc.
    Inventor: David J. Steidinger
  • Patent number: 7901537
    Abstract: A cargo trailer includes a floor, a roof and a side wall extending vertically upward between the floor and roof. The side wall includes a substantially gas impermneable outer liner panel and a substantially gas impermeable inner liner panel. The inner liner panel includes at least one glass and polymer layer and one gas impermeable barrier layer. The inner liner panel can also be used to form the roof and replace the outer liner panel.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 13, 2007
    Date of Patent: March 8, 2011
    Assignee: Great Dane Limited Partnership
    Inventors: John M. Jones, Charles R. Fetz, Daniel J. McCormack, Maung Aye Than, Melanie R. Tatum
  • Publication number: 20100291352
    Abstract: The present invention relates to films with reinforced borders and edges which have a lower risk of the edges tearing during processing, to a method for producing such films, to a device for producing such films and to the use of such films.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 8, 2008
    Publication date: November 18, 2010
    Applicant: DUO-PLAST AG
    Inventor: Norbert Jäger
  • Patent number: 7820004
    Abstract: A method for producing a worn article, capable of providing a desirable wearability while reducing the cost of production. The method includes the steps of: placing leg elastic members F along a first waveform ? on a web W being carried, the first waveform ? being continuous in a longitudinal direction L of the web W and having a predetermined wavelength ? and predetermined first amplitudes ?1 and ?2, thereby producing a composite sheet Ws; and cutting off the composite sheet Ws being carried, along a cut-off line CL having a second waveform ? being continuous in the longitudinal direction L of the composite sheet Ws, having a wavelength ? equal to the wavelength ? and second amplitudes ?1 and ?2 smaller than the first amplitudes ?1 and ?2, and being in synchronism with the first waveform ?.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 5, 2006
    Date of Patent: October 26, 2010
    Assignee: Zuiko Corporation
    Inventor: Takao Wada
  • Publication number: 20100243155
    Abstract: Apparatus and methods are provided to allow for cutting a stretchable first web into segments and securing the segments to a second web. The apparatus includes an infeed rate adjustment apparatus, a tension control device, a cutting apparatus, and means for securing the segments to the second web. The infeed rate adjustment apparatus is sized and configured to adjust the speed of the infeed of the first web to the cutting apparatus to space apart the segments.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 27, 2009
    Publication date: September 30, 2010
    Inventor: Robert E. Andrews
  • Patent number: 7782211
    Abstract: A RFID label has a multilayer structure including a sheet-like antenna base material, a RFID circuit element embedded in the antenna base material, a cover film having a printing region in which prescribed printing is performed, an adhesive layer for that bonds the antenna base material to the cover film, an adhesive layer for fixing the antenna base materials to a desired object, and a release layer for covering the adhesive layer. The length of the antenna base material in the longitudinal direction of the RFID label is no less than the length of the printing region.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 19, 2007
    Date of Patent: August 24, 2010
    Assignee: Brother Kogyo Kabushiki Kaisha
    Inventors: Koshiro Yamaguchi, Kazunari Taki, Akira Ito
  • Patent number: 7740732
    Abstract: A method for producing a disposable worn article of the present invention is directed to a method for producing a worn article including a core portion 2 covering the crotch of the wearer, and a torso portion 3 that fits to the torso of the wearer, wherein the torso portion 3 includes a back portion 3L and a front portion 3S. The method includes: a step of carrying a first web W1 including a waist portion 31 of a first back portion 3L1 and a second web W2 including a waist portion 31 of a second back portion 3L2 in the longitudinal direction Y of the webs; a step of forming a combined member by placing the core portion 2 so as to bridge between the first and second webs W1 and W2; and a step of cutting the combined member so as to divide the combined member into a first group G1 and a second group G2.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 19, 2005
    Date of Patent: June 22, 2010
    Assignee: Zuiko Corporation
    Inventors: Toyoshi Umebayashi, Masaki Nakakado
  • Patent number: 7730922
    Abstract: Apparatus and method for visualizing air stream by little threads on aerodynamic surfaces such that strips of adhesive tape populated with threads are automatically fabricated.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 28, 2006
    Date of Patent: June 8, 2010
    Assignee: Airbus Deutschland GmbH
    Inventors: Eva Maria Montilla Mendez, Susanne Wyrembek, Tim Moenning
  • Patent number: 7708857
    Abstract: In a process for making disposable wearing article, a composite web running in a machine direction is formed with a pair of rectilinear slits extending in a cross direction and a notch intersecting these paired slits. A region surrounded by these slits and notch is cut away from the composite web to form a gap. In a step before the composite web is formed with the gap, second fastener means supported on a fastener base sheet strip are engaged with the associated pair of first fastener means previously bonded to the composite web opposed to each other about the gap as viewed in the machine direction and thereby the fastener base sheet strip is attached to the composite web so as to stride over the gap.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 18, 2005
    Date of Patent: May 4, 2010
    Assignee: Uni-Charm Corporation
    Inventor: Kazuo Ukegawa
  • Publication number: 20100032076
    Abstract: The roofing tape may include a substrate and tabs. The tabs may be attached to the substrate with adhesive. The roofing tape may be made as a seam tape or as a field tape. The seam tape may be used at the seams of the roofing material and the adhesive adheres to the roofing material. The seam tape creates a seal between the edges of adjacent rows of roofing paper in order to prevent water and/or wind from entering the seam. The tape facilitates the proper spacing of the tabs because the tabs are pre-applied to the tape. The tabs can be quickly applied by unrolling the tape. An applicator device may be used for applying the tape to the roofing material. An assembly device for applying the tabs to the substrate may be used. An assembly and applicator device may be used which assembles the tabs to the substrate and then applies the assembled tape to the roofing material.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 7, 2008
    Publication date: February 11, 2010
    Applicant: TabSeal LLC
    Inventors: Tore Turney, Paul B. Specht
  • Patent number: 7650683
    Abstract: A method for manufacturing wireless communication devices for use in tracking or identifying other items comprises a number of cutting techniques that allow the size of the antenna for the wireless communication device. Further, the chip for the wireless communication device is nested so as to be flush with the surface of the substrate of the wireless communication device. Rollers cut the tabs that form the antenna elements. In a first embodiment, a plurality of rollers are used, each on effecting a different cut whose position may be phased so as to shorten or lengthen the antenna element. In a second embodiment, the rollers are independently positionable to shorten or lengthen the antenna element.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 30, 2006
    Date of Patent: January 26, 2010
    Inventors: Ian J. Forster, Patrick F. King
  • Publication number: 20090294054
    Abstract: An adhesive tape for flying splice, having a left and right boundary edge, at least one main carrier and a first layer of self-adhesive on the obverse of the main carrier, the reverse of the main carrier bearing a parting system which is suitable for effecting an adhesive bond to a substrate that can be parted again in such a way that sticky residues are left neither on the reverse of the main carrier nor on the substrate in the region of the parted bond, the parting system being constructed in a particular form as described herein.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 29, 2009
    Publication date: December 3, 2009
    Applicant: tesa SE
    Inventors: KERSTIN GOTZ, Stefan Wulf, Christoph Nagel
  • Publication number: 20090272421
    Abstract: A method and an apparatus for separating elongated semiconductor strips from a wafer of semiconductor material are disclosed. Vacuum is applied to the face of each elongated semiconductor strip forming an edge of the wafer or being adjacent to the edge. The wafer and a source of the vacuum are displaced to separate each elongated semiconductor strip from the wafer. Further, a method and an apparatus for assembling elongated semiconductor strips separated from a wafer of semiconductor material into an array of the strips are disclosed. Still further, methods, apparatuses, and systems for assembling an array of elongated semiconductor strips on a substrate are disclosed.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 20, 2009
    Publication date: November 5, 2009
    Inventors: Paul Charles Wong, Razmik Abnoos, Vernie Allan Everett, Mark John Kerr
  • Publication number: 20090266484
    Abstract: A method for applying labels in rows on a tape, which can be driven by a tape driving mechanism, for which the labels are deposited in consecutive rows at an applicator, disposed stationary at the tape, on the tape, the tape being advanced partially after or during the deposition of a row of labels by a length section at the applicator in that, by a movable tension, a pull loop is pulled out of the path of the tape downstream from the applicator, while the section of tape, located upstream from the pull loop, is kept stationary, and the tension can be moved stepwise between a starting position and an end position and that, during the partial advance, a step is traveled by the tension roller, the length of which is adjusted by a control mechanism.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 12, 2009
    Publication date: October 29, 2009
    Applicant: MR ETIKETTIERTECHNIK GMBH & CO. KG
    Inventor: Georg Austermeier
  • Patent number: 7572351
    Abstract: The invention provides a process for producing a wiring circuit board, which comprises the steps of: (A) forming a conductor layer of a predetermined pattern on an insulating layer; (B) forming a photosensitive solder resist layer on the insulating layer and the patterned conductor layer formed on the insulating layer; (C) disposing a transparent protective film on the photosensitive solder resist layer; and (D) exposing the photosensitive solder resist layer to a light through the transparent protective film.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 15, 2007
    Date of Patent: August 11, 2009
    Assignee: Nitto Denko Corporation
    Inventor: Naito Toshiki